The American Gold Eagle is the standard by which all gold bullion coins in the United States are measured. Struck in 22-karat gold with inspirational and patriotic designs, this popular coin series serves as the official gold bullion product of the nation. Today, the 2011-W oz Proof American Gold Eagle Coin is available for purchase through JM Bullion.
- Coins ship in protective plastic slabs courtesy of the PCGS.
- Contains troy oz of gold.
- Bears a face value of $25 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a PR70 grade by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Available with a Deep-cameo finish.
- W mint mark from the West Point Mint.
American Gold Eagle coins were introduced for the first time in 1986 following passage of the Gold Bullion Coin Act of 1985 by Congress. The coin program originally featured a bullion version with four available weights (1 oz, oz, oz, and 1/10 oz), and a proof version in just 1 oz. The oz coin was added to the proof version in 1987, followed by the oz and 1/10 oz coins in 1988.
The popularity of proof coins among investors is a relatively modern occurrence. Proof coins were originally struck by mints in the early 20th century as a test of the diecasts and striking process, as well as for use in archives. Today, proof coins such as this 2011-W oz Proof American Gold Eagle are coveted by collectors for their sharper rims and design features.
On the obverse side of the coin is Augustus Saint-Gaudens 1905 depiction of Lady Liberty, which was first used on the $20 Gold Double Eagle. The reverse features a design used only on the American Gold Eagle, that of a male bald eagle returning to the family nest.
Each coin in this listing is in perfect proof condition. A PR70 coin has its full, original luster, and no detracting flaws. Deep-cameo is used to define a proof coin with a frosted design set that appears to float above a deeply-mirrored background field.
If you have any questions about these stunning proof coins, please contact a JM Bullion associate. Were available at 800-276-6508, online through our live chat, and via email. Looking for similar products? Be sure to visit our Certified Gold Coins page.